Matt Beard returns as Liverpool Women manager after leaving Bristol City

Liverpool Women have announced Matt Beard has returned to the club as manager. The 43-year-old was in charge from 2012 to 2015 and guided the team to back-to-back Women’s Super League titles in 2013 and 2014. He subsequently had spells with Boston Breakers in the United States and West Ham, before taking charge at Bristol […]


Notes on chocolate: spring eggs to make you sing like a thrush

Just as Christ was shaking off his shroud to rise from the dead (remember I am Catholic, I can make these jokes; you can’t), I tested some Chocolate Detective ‘mini’ eggs. They came too late for my Easter roundup. But that’s OK because, despite being eggs, they are really a celebration of spring. Chantal Coady, […]


U.S. Supreme Court refuses to revive Wells Fargo accounts scandal suit

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday rebuffed a bid by current and former employees of Wells Fargo & Co to revive a lawsuit over losses to their retirement plan following a scandal over fake accounts that rattled the bank in 2016 and led to billions of dollars in fines and penalties. The justices declined to […]


The next PlayStation VR will be 4K and include eye-tracking, according to UploadVR

UploadVR has some exciting rumors about what Sony will be including on the next-gen VR headset it’s announced for the PS5: it’ll apparently include 4K resolution, eye-tracking, and a vibration motor in the headset for haptic feedback (to complement the controllers with haptic triggers). According to UploadVR, the new headset should have a total resolution […]


‘I’ll talk to him’: Cristiano Ronaldo’s mother wants him to play for Sporting

There are very few people who can tell Cristiano Ronaldo what to do but his mother, Dolores Aveiro, said she will try to convince her son to return to his boyhood club Sporting this summer. Although Ronaldo leads the way in the Serie A goalscoring charts this season, getting his 100th Juventus goal in his […]


I fled Syria with just £12 … now I have my own restaurant in Soho

When Imad Alarnab, a Syrian chef, arrived in the UK as a refugee five years ago, he could barely afford to eat. Meals were regularly skipped and a Snickers bar could be eked out over a whole day to help him survive. On Monday, the 43-year-old father of three will be celebrating lockdown rules easing […]


Factbox-Canadian banks’ approaches to getting to ‘net-zero financing emissions’ by 2050

Some of Canada’s biggest banks have announced plans to achieve “net-zero financing emissions,” that is, reducing funding for emission-producing activities in their lending and underwriting books, by 2050. An outline of how they intend to get there. For a related story: ROYAL BANK OF CANADARBC said in February it aims to achieve net-zero emissions in […]


Today I learned BMW hired film composer Hans Zimmer to create an electric car’s vroom

Today I learned that Hans Zimmer, known for his brilliant scores for movies such as Inception, Pirates of the Caribbean, and The Lion King, has also composed driving sounds for BMW. And they’re actually pretty good! These are cool, but they got The Verge staff wondering — what other composers should create sounds for cars? […]


Dad reveals tragic last text his son sent turning down final chat before killing himself

A heartbroken dad has shared the final text his son sent him the day before he killed himself. Steve Phillip has spoken of the regret he feels for not trying to help his son Jordan more in the years before his death. On December 3, 2019 Steve texted the 34-year-old to ask him if he […]


Giro d’Italia: Gino Mader wins stage six as Attila Valter takes pink

Gino Mader won stage six of the Giro d’Italia as Egan Bernal and Dan Martin took a step forward in the battle for pink. Mader took the win for Bahrain-Victorious out of the breakaway, handing a huge morale boost to the team after their leader, Mikel Landa, crashed out 24 hours earlier. Attila Valter took […]